Publications



Citations of recent Poultry publications authored by our Team Members



  • Tabler, T., J. Urrutia, Y. Liang, P. Maharjan, S. Hawkins, J. Moon. 2022. Raising your own backyard chickens in Tennessee. Publ. No. D 168. UT Extension, Institute of Agriculture, The University of Tennessee. May.
  • Tabler, T., J. R. Moyle, J. Rhodes, S. L. Weimer, J. Wells, and J. Moon. 2021. Poultry beginnings: Raise your own backyard chickens. Publ. No. 3624. MSU Extension Service. May.
  • Tabler, T., J. R. Moyle, S. L. Weimer, J. Moon, and J. Wells. 2020. Backyard chickens and COVID-19. Publ. No. 3447. MSU Extension Service. April.
  • Tabler, T., F. D. Clark, and J. Wells. 2017. Choosing the right breed for your backyard flock. Publ. No. 3036. February. MSU Extension Service.
  • Tabler, T., F. D. Clark, and J. Wells. 2017. Choosing the right breed for your backyard flock. Publ. No. 3036. February. MSU Extension Service.
  • Tabler, T., F. D. Clark, J. R. Moyle, M. Farnell, and J. Wells. 2014. Managing manure from the backyard flock. 2014. Info. Sheet 1973. February. Mississippi State University Extension Service.
  • Tabler, T., D. Clark, J. R. Moyle, J. Wells, and M. Farnell. 2014. Composting manure from small poultry flocks. Info. Sheet 1975. March. Mississippi State University Extension Service.
  • Tabler, T., F. D. Clark, J. R. Moyle, J. Wells, and M. Farnell. 2014. Feather pecking and cannibalism in the backyard flock. Publ. No. 2848. July. Mississippi State University Extension Service.
  • Tabler, T., J. R. Moyle, F. D. Clark, Y. Liang, J. Wells, and M. Farnell. 2014. Protect backyard birds from predators. Publ. No. 2853. September. Mississippi State University Extension Service.
  • Moyle, J., F. D. Clark, S. Barber, and T. Tabler. 2013. Poultry breeds for the small farm. Fact Sheet FAS8012. September. University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service.
  • Tabler, T., F. D. Clark, J. Wells, W. Zhai, and H. Yakout. 2013. Managing the backyard flock. Publ. No. 2768. March. Mississippi State University Extension Service.

  • Tabler, T., N. Armour, J. Moon, and J. Wells. 2020. Infectious bronchitis in commercial chickens. Publ. No. 3449. MSU Extension Service. April.
  • Tabler, T., F. D. Clark, J. R. Moyle, J. Wells, and N. Jefcoat. 2019. Fowl cholera and infectious coryza in backyard flocks. Publ. No. 3341. MSU Extension Service. April.
  • Tabler, T., J. Wells, and N. Jefcoat. 2018. Infectious bursal disease (Gumboro) in backyard chickens. Publ. No. 3211. MSU Extension Service. April.
  • Tabler, T., J. Wells, and N. Jefcoat. 2018. Infectious bronchitis in backyard flocks. Publ. No. 3232. MSU Extension Service. April.
  • Tabler, T., F. D. Clark, J. R. Moyle, J. Wells, and N. Jefcoat. 2018. Newcastle disease in backyard chickens. Publ. No. 3289. MSU Extension Service. November.
  • Tabler, T., J. Wells, and N. Jefcoat. 2017. Fowl pox in backyard chickens. Publ. No. 3131. MSU Extension Service. September.
  • Tabler, T., J. Wells, and N. Jefcoat. 2017. Marek’s disease in backyard chickens. Publ. No. 3133. MSU Extension Service. September.
  • Tabler, T., J. Wells, and N. Jefcoat. 2017. Coccidiosis in backyard chickens. Publ. No. 3140. MSU Extension Service. September.
  • Tabler, T., J. Wells, and N. Jefcoat. 2017. Mycoplasma gallisepticum in backyard chickens. Publ. No. 3147. MSU Extension Service. October.
  • Tabler, T., C. R. Sadler, and J. Wells. 2016. Gangrenous dermatitis in broilers. Publ. No. 2990. August. MSU Extension Service.
  • Tabler, T., F. D. Clark, J. R. Moyle, M. Farnell, and J. Wells. 2014. Deep pectoral myopathy (Green Muscle Disease) in broilers. Info. Sheet 1976. March. Mississippi State University Extension Service.
  • Tabler, T., J. Wells, W. Zhai, H. M. Yakout, and Y. Liang. 2013. What causes footpad dermatitis in poultry? Publ. No. 2769. March. Mississippi State University Extension Service.
  • Tabler, T., Y. Liang, H. M. Yakout, J. Wells, and W. Zhai. 2013. Intestinal health and necrotic enteritis in broilers.  Publ. No. 2771. April. Mississippi State University Extension Service.
  • Tabler, T., H. Yakout, and J. Wells. 2013. Northern fowl mite management. Publ. No. 2800. August. Mississippi State University Extension Service.

  • Tabler, T., J. R. Moyle, V. Ayres, Y. Liang, P. Maharjan, and S. Hawkins. 2022. Using vegetative buffers for air emission management on Tennessee poultry farms. Publ. No. D 172. UT Extension, Institute of Agriculture, The University of Tennessee. July.
  • Tabler, T., K. M. Loftin, P. Maharjan, S. Hawkins, J. Wells, J. Moon, and J. Urrutia. 2022. Managing bed bugs in poultry facilities. Publ. No. D 171. UT Extension, Institute of Agriculture, The University of Tennessee. August.
  • Tabler, T., Y. Liang, J. Urrutia, S. Hawkins, P. Maharjan, and Y. Zhao. 2022. How and Why Evaporative Cooling Systems Work. Department of Animal Science Publ. No. D 167. May.
  • Tabler, T., J. Moon, Y. Liang, S. Hawkins, P. Maharjan, and J. Urrutia. 2022. Rodent Control on Poultry Farms. Department of Animal Science Publ. No. D 166. May.
  • Tabler, T., S. Hawkins, Y. Zhao, and P. Maharjan. 2022. Cool cell cleaning and maintenance. UT Department of Animal Science Publ. No. D 162. March.
  • Tabler, T. 2021. Cooling poultry flocks during hot weather. The Feed. Edition 8. March. Boehringer Ingelheim.
  • Tabler, T., W. Zhai, and J. Wells. 2021. Antibiotic resistance, alternatives, and the U.S. poultry industry. Publ. No. 3605. MSU Extension Service. April.
  • Tabler, T., J. Wells, and J. Moon. 2021. Poultry industry’s contribution to greenhouse gas emissions. Publ. No. 3634. MSU Extension Service. May.
  • Tabler, T., J. R. Moyle, J. Wells, and J. Moon. 2021. Avoiding fires in poultry litter dry stack sheds. Publ. No. 3718. MSU Extension Service. October.
  • Tabler, T., J. R. Moyle, S. L. Weimer, J. Moon, and J. Wells. 2020. Poultry farm insurers expect proper earth grounding. Publ. No. 3427. MSU Extension Service. March.
  • Tabler, T., Y. Liang, J. Moon, and J. Wells. 2020. NAE production challenges poultry industry on several fronts. Publ. No. 3428. MSU Extension Service. March.
  • Tabler, T. 2020. Helping growers navigate the NAE maze. Timely Topics. Vol 38(1): 13,15. Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. Georgetown, DE. March.
  • Tabler, T., Y. Liang, J. R. Moyle, S. L. Weimer, J. Moon, and J. Wells. 2020. Characteristics of successful poultry growers. Publ. No. 3446. MSU Extension Service. April.
  • Tabler, T., B. Elchos, J. Moon, and J. Wells. 2020. Commercial chickens and COVID-19: Recommendations for depopulating poultry flocks. Publ. No. 3458. MSU Extension Service. June.
  • Tabler, T., Y. Liang, J. R. Moyle, S. L. Weimer, J. Moon, and J. Wells. 2020. Characteristics of successful poultry growers. Poultry Times. July 17. Pp 10-11, 18.
  • Tabler, T. 2020. Worsening hurricane season threatens billions of chickens. The Conversation. October 16.
  • Tabler, T. 2020. The business of poultry: On-farm composting of poultry mortality. The Feed: Poultry Insights and Innovation from Boehringer Ingelheim. Edition 7. December.
  • Tabler, T., Y. Liang, and J. Wells. 2019. Sprinklers offer flock cooling benefits and water conservation opportunities. Publ. No. 3351. MSU Extension Service. April.
  • Tabler, T., S. Durojaye, F. To, K. Elliott, P. Gerard, and D. Peebles. 2019. Relationship of air cell size to shell temperature and weight loss in broiler hatching eggs. Publ. No. 3352. MSU Extension Service. April.
  • Tabler, T., S. Durojaye, F. To, K. Elliott, P. Gerard, and D. Peebles. 2019. Thickness and thermal gradients across broiler hatching eggshells. Publ. No. 3355. MSU Extension Service. April.
  • Tabler, T. 2019. Antibiotic-free poultry production in the United States. In Proceedings: Advancing Poultry Production. Massey Technical Update Conference. Vol. 21:13-25.
  • Tabler, T., J. Moon, and J. Wells. 2019. Is no antibiotics ever (NAE) poultry production sustainable? Publ. No. 3371. MSU Extension Service. June.
  • Tabler, T. 2019. Environment-friendly management of livestock and poultry mortalities. In: Animal Environment and Welfare – Proceedings of International Symposium 2019. Pages 26-38. October 21-24.
  • Tabler, T., Y. Liang, J. Moon, and J. Wells. 2019. Importance of water quality to NAE production. Publ. No. 3400. MSU Extension Service. November.
  • Tabler, T., J. R. Moyle, F. D. Clark, Y. Liang, and J. Wells. 2018. Setback distances for poultry houses. Publ. No. 3209. MSU Extension Service. March.
  • Tabler, T., J. Wells, and N. Jefcoat. 2018. Composter operation and management. Publ. No. 3231. MSU Extension Service. May.
  • Tabler, T., J. Wells, and S. A. Hubbard. 2018. Successfully handling hatching eggs. IS 1638. MSU Extension Service. October.
  • Tabler, T., K. M. Loftin, and J. Wells. 2018. Combatting bed bugs in broiler breeder houses. Publ. No. 3293. MSU Extension Service. November.
  • Liang, Y., T. Tabler, and F. D. Clark. 2018. Getting ready for summer. Avian Advice. University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. 2 pages. May.
  • Liang, Y., T. Tabler, F. D. Clark, and M. T. Kidd. 2018. Getting broiler houses ready for summer. FSA8021. University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service.
  • Liang, Y., T. Tabler, F. D. Clark, and M. T. Kidd. 2018. Managing summer ventilation systems in broiler houses. FSA8022. University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service.
  • Tabler, T., F. D. Clark, J. R. Moyle, J. R. Barrett, Y. Liang, and J. Wells. 2017. How total farm water pressure and volume affect commercial poultry production. Publ. No. 3058. March. MSU Extension Service.
  • Tabler, T., and J. Wells. 2017. Economic impact of Mississippi’s poultry industry. Publ. No. 3048. MSU Extension Service. June.
  • Clark, F. D., D. Aldridge, T. Tabler, and J. Moyle. 2017. Poultry farm winterization suggestions. Avian Advice. December. University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Research and Extension.
  • Tabler, T., J. R. Moyle, J. Wells, and M. Farnell. 2016. Composting poultry mortality: A critical daily management chore. Publ. No. 2960. June. MSU Extension Service.
  • Tabler, T., and J. Wells. 2016. Fan selection for poultry housing. Publ. No. 2998. September. MSU Extension Service. 
  • Tabler, T., K. M. Loftin, M. Farnell, J. Wells, and H. M. Yakout. 2015. Bed bugs: Difficult pests to control in poultry breeder houses. Publ. No. 2881. March. Mississippi State University Extension Service.
  • Tabler, T. M. Farnell, J. Wells, H. Yakout, and Y. Liang. 2014. Controlling rodents on the poultry farm. Publ. No. 2824. February. Mississippi State University Extension Service.
  • Tabler, T., J. Wells, and M. Farnell. 2014. Potential contract growers face important decisions. Publ. No. 2850. August. Mississippi State University Extension Service.
  • Tabler, T., Y. Liang, J. R. Moyle, F. D. Clark, M. Farnell, and J. Wells. 2014. Managing heat and minimum ventilation systems in the broiler house. Publ. No. 2854. October. Mississippi State University Extension Service.
  • Tabler, T., M. Farnell, and J. Wells. 2014. Why broiler growers should be concerned about paw quality. Publ. No. 2859. November. Mississippi State University Extension Service.
  • Tabler, T., F. D. Clark, J. R. Moyle, M. Farnell, J. Wells, and H. M. Yakout. 2013. Minimum ventilation can challenge broiler producers. Publ. No. 2804. October. Mississippi State University Extension Service.
  • Tabler, T., M. Farnell, J. Wells, and H. Yakout. 2013. Phosphorus, phytase, and poultry litter.  Publ. No. 2805. October. Mississippi State University Extension Service.
  • Tabler, T., J. Wells, and W. Zhai. 2013. Farmers, chickens, and West Nile Virus. Publ. No. 2753. January. Mississippi State University Extension Service.
  • Tabler, T., J. Wells, and W. Zhai. 2013. Chickens do not receive growth hormones: So why all the confusion? Publ. No. 2767. March. Mississippi State University Extension Service.
  • Tabler, T., Y. Liang, H. Yakout, J. Wells, and W. Zhai. 2013. Evaporative cooling systems: How and why they work. Publ. No. 2774. May. Mississippi State University Extension Service.
  • Tabler, T., J. Wells, and H. Yakout. 2013. Summer is coming – Prepare broiler houses now. Publ. No. 2778. June. Mississippi State University Extension Service.
  • Tabler, T., H. Yakout, and J. Wells. 2013. Spring and fall broiler production presents challenges. Publ. No. 2780. June. Mississippi State University Extension Service.
  • Tabler, T., C. McDaniel, J. Wells, and H. Yakout. 2013. Broiler breeder management is no easy task. Publ. No. 2783. June. Mississippi State University Extension Service.
  • Clark, F. D., J. Moyle, K. Bramwell, and T. Tabler. 2013. Winterization suggestions for the poultry farm. Fact Sheet FSA8009. University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, Fayetteville.
  • Tabler, T., J. Wells, and W. Zhai. 2012. Prepare poultry houses for cooler weather. Information Sheet No. 1951. Oct. Mississippi State University Extension Service.
  • Tabler, T., J. Wells, and W. Zhai. 2012. Maintenance critical to back-up generator reliability. Information Sheet No. 1952. Oct.  Mississippi State University Extension Service.
  • Tabler, T., J. Wells, and W. Zhai. 2012. Poultry Farming and Neighbors: Little things are important. Information Sheet No. 1953. Nov. Mississippi State University Extension Service.
  • Tabler, T., J. Wells, and W. Zhai. 2012. Broiler house ventilation during cold weather. Publ. No. 2749. Dec. Mississippi State University Extension Service. 

  • Tabler, T., P. Maharjan, S. Hawkins, and Y. Zhao. 2022. Understanding LED lamp and light dimmer issues. UT Department of Animal Science Publ. No. D 161. March.
  • Tabler, T., J. Wells, and J. Moon. 2021. Broiler house lamp and light dimmer basics. Publ. No. 3639. MSU Extension Service. June.
  • Tabler, T., J. Wells, and J. Moon. 2021. Poultry house lighting tips. Publ. No. 3680. MSU Extension Service. August.
  • Tabler, T., J. Moon, and J. Wells. 2020. Issues with poultry house LED lamps and light dimmers. Publ. No. 3510. MSU Extension Service. August.
  • Tabler, T., J. Moon, and J. Wells. 2019. Why poultry growers have issues dimming LED lamps. Publ. No. 3380. MSU Extension Service. August.
  • Tabler, T., J. Moon, and J. Wells. 2019. Why poultry growers have issues dimming LED lamps. Mississippi Poultry Association Newsletter. Issue 3:31-35.
  • Tabler, T., Farnell, M., Wells, J. 2015. LED Bulbs: Much to offer the poultry industry. Publ. No. 2894. MSU Extension Service.

  • Tabler, T., V. Ayres, Y. Liang, P. Maharjan, J. Moon, and J. Wells. 2022. Manage litter quality for better paw quality. Publ. No. D 173. UT Extension, Institute of Agriculture, The University of Tennessee. August.
  • Tabler, T., S. Hawkins, Y. Zhao, P. Maharjan, and J. Moon. 2022. Litter management key to broiler performance. University of Tennessee (UT) Department of Animal Science Publ. No. D 163. April.
  • Tabler, T., Y. Liang, J. Wells, and J. Moon. 2021. Broiler litter production and nutrient content characteristics. Publ. No. 3601. MSU Extension Service. April.
  • Tabler, T., Y. Liang, J. R. Moyle, S. L. Weimer, J. Moon, and J. Wells. 2021. Good litter management improves broiler performance, health, and welfare. Publ. No. 3657. MSU Extension Service. June.
  • Tabler, T., Y. Liang, J. Moon, and J. Wells. 2021. Manure management on commercial layer operations: Manure production and challenges. Publ. No. 3719. MSU Extension Service. October.
  • Tabler, T., Y. Liang, J. Moon, and J. Wells. 2021. Manure management on commercial layer operations: Lagoon systems. Publ. No. 3723. MSU Extension Service. October.
  • Tabler, T., Y. Liang, J. Moon, and J. Wells. 2021. Manure management on commercial layer operations: Environmental concerns. Publ. No. 3724. MSU Extension Service. October.
  • Tabler, T., Y. Liang, J. Moon, and J. Wells. 2020. Broiler litter: Odor and moisture concerns. Publ. No. 3515. MSU Extension Service. September.
  • Liang, Y., and G. T. Tabler. 2020. Litter management for broiler production. FSA1098. University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service.
  • Tabler, T. and J. Wells. 2017. Benefits and challenges of reusing broiler litter. Publ. No. 3066. MSU Extension Service. March.
  • Tabler, T., A. Brown, G. Hagood, M. Farnell, C. McDaniel, and J. Kilgore. 2015. Nutrient content in Mississippi broiler litter. Publ. No. 2878. February. Mississippi State University Extension Service.
  • Tabler, T., F. D. Clark, J. R. Moyle, Y. Liang, J. Wells, and M. Farnell. 2014. Windrow composting broiler litter between flocks. Publ No. 2818. January. Mississippi State University Extension Service.
  • Tabler, T., K. LaFleur, J. Wells, and W. Zhai. 2013. Maintaining compliance with Mississippi’s dry litter general permit. Publ. No. 2764. February. Mississippi State University Extension Service.
  • Tabler, T., and J. Wells. 2012. Poultry litter management. Publ. No. 2738. Oct. Mississippi State University Extension Service.
  • Tabler, T., J. Wells, and W. Zhai. 2012. Managing litter moisture in broiler houses with built-up litter.  Publ. No. 2744. Nov. Mississippi State University Extension Service.

  • Tabler, T., M. L. Khaitsa, A. Odoi, S. Hawkins, P. Maharjan, and J. Wells. 2022. Antibiotic Alternatives in Poultry Production: An African Viewpoint. University of Tennessee (UT) Department of Animal Science Publ. No. D 165. April.
  • Tabler, T., M. L. Khaitsa, A. Odoi, S. Hawkins, P. Maharjan, and J. Wells. 2022. Can Poultry Production Address Food Insecurity in East Africa? University of Tennessee (UT) Department of Animal Science Publ. No. D 164. April.
  • Tabler, T., M. L. Khaitsa, J. Wells, and J. Moon. 2021. Poultry production in Africa: Impacts of climate change. Publ. No. 3706. MSU Extension Service. September.
  • Tabler, T., M. L. Khaitsa, J. Wells, and J. Moon. 2021. Antimicrobial resistance and poultry production in developing countries. Publ. No. 3728. MSU Extension Service. November.
  • Tabler, T. M. L. Khaitsa, J. Wells, and J. Moon. 2021. Poultry industry grows across East Africa, but challenges remain. Publ. No. 3730. MSU Extension Service. November.
  • Tabler, T., M. L. Khaitsa, S. H. Mbaga, J. N. Jeckoniah, J. Moon, and J. Wells. 2020. Poultry Extension personnel needed across East Africa. Publ. No. 3494. MSU Extension Service. July.
  • Tabler, T., M. L. Khaitsa, S. H. Mbaga, J. N. Jeckoniah, J. Moon, and J. Wells. 2020. Gender issues in ag Extension programming in sub-Saharan Africa. Publ. No. 3501. MSU Extension Service. August.
  • Tabler, T., M. L. Khaitsa, S. H. Mbaga, J. N. Jeckoniah, J. Moon, and J. Wells. 2020. Improved biosecurity and Extension programming can benefit African chicken production. Publ. No. 3505. MSU Extension Service. August.
  • Tabler, T., M. L. Khaitsa, and J. Wells. 2019. Smallholder farmer constraints to village chicken production. Publ. No. 3315. MSU Extension Service. January.
  • Tabler, T., M. L. Khaitsa, and J. Wells. 2019. Importance of indigenous chickens to rural African communities. Publ. No. 3394. MSU Extension Service. October.
  • Tabler, T., M. L. Khaitsa, and J. Wells. 2018. Village chicken production in rural Africa. Publ. No. 3292. MSU Extension Service. November.

  • Tabler, T., P. Maharjan, S. Hawkins, Y. Zhao, and J. Urrutia. 2022. Management of Nipple Drinker Watering Systems. Department of Animal Science Publ. No. D 169. June.
  • Barrett, J. R., and T. Tabler. 2016. Private water well placement and sizing for poultry production. Publ. No. 2953. May. MSU Extension Service.
  • Liang, Y., and T. Tabler. 2018. Water use patterns differ between pad and sprinkler cooling. Fact Sheet FSA1068. January. University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, Fayetteville.
  • Tabler, T. J. Wells, and W. Zhai. 2012. Water-related factors associated with broiler production. Publ. No. 2742. Nov. Mississippi State University Extension Service.
  • Tabler, T., J. Wells, and W. Zhai. 2013. Water quality critical to broiler performance. Publ. No. 2754. January. Mississippi State University Extension Service.
  • Tabler, T., M. Farnell, and J. Wells. 2014. Poultry water line sanitation. 2014. Publ. No. 2839. June. Mississippi State University Extension Service.
  • Tabler, T., J. Wells, M. Farnell, Y. Liang, J. R. Moyle, and F. D. Clark. 2014. Water quality and quantity influence flock performance. Publ. No. 2869. December. Mississippi State University Extension Service.